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Western Kentucky beats Valparaiso 83-71

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) - Jared Savage scored a career-high 25 points, including five 3-pointers, and Taveion Hollingsworth had 23 points and nine rebounds to help Western Kentucky beat Valparaiso 83-71 on Thursday night to advance to the semifinals of the Myrtle Beach Invitational.

The Hilltoppers (2-1) will play Monmouth or West Virginia on Friday for a place in the championship game.

Savage scored 11 points, including three 3-pointers, during a tie-breaking 13-4 run and, after Valpo's Deion Lavender hit two free throws, Hollingsworth made a 3 and then converted a 3-point play to give WKU a 44-31 lead late in the first half. Lavender's 3 capped a 10-2 spurt that pulled the Crusaders within 58-55 but the Hilltoppers scored 13 of the next 17 points to push their lead back into double figures and Valparaiso trailed by at least seven the rest of the way.

Markus Golder had 15 points, on 5-of-7 shooting, and eight rebounds for Valpo (1-1). The rest of the Crusaders made just 19 of 54 (35 percent) from the field.

Western Kentucky shot 51 percent overall, including 9 of 17 from 3-point range.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 1 Mileek McMillan made 2nd of 2 free throws 28.0
+ 1 Mileek McMillan made 1st of 2 free throws 28.0
  Personal foul on Taveion Hollingsworth 28.0
  Offensive rebound by Markus Golder 39.0
  Mileek McMillan missed layup 41.0
  Defensive rebound by Valparaiso 51.0
  Taveion Hollingsworth missed 3-pt. jump shot 53.0
  Defensive rebound by Jared Savage 1:20
  Ryan Fazekas missed jump shot 1:22
+ 2 Taveion Hollingsworth made layup 1:39
  Bad pass turnover on Bakari Evelyn, stolen by Taveion Hollingsworth 1:45
Team Stats
Points 71 83
Field Goals 24-61 (39.3%) 27-53 (50.9%)
3-Pointers 9-31 (29.0%) 9-17 (52.9%)
Free Throws 14-18 (77.8%) 20-33 (60.6%)
Total Rebounds 31 41
Offensive 11 13
Defensive 15 24
Team 5 4
Assists 15 13
Steals 5 8
Blocks 0 4
Turnovers 11 13
Fouls 24 19
Technicals 0 0
15 PTS, 8 REB, 1 AST
25 PTS, 3 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo Valparaiso 1-1 393271
home team logo W. Kentucky 2-1 493483
Team Stats
away team logo Valparaiso 1-1 68.5 PPG 35.8 RPG 14.5 APG
home team logo W. Kentucky 2-1 72.6 PPG 40.5 RPG 12.3 APG
Key Players
5
M. Golder G 9.7 PPG 3.7 RPG 1.0 APG 46.6 FG%
2
J. Savage G 13.2 PPG 4.8 RPG 1.3 APG 37.1 FG%
Top Scorers
M. Golder G 15 PTS 8 REB 1 AST
J. Savage G 25 PTS 3 REB 2 AST
39.3 FG% 50.9
29.0 3PT FG% 52.9
77.8 FT% 60.6
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Fazekas 14 4 1 5/14 2/10 2/3 3 29 1 0 0 0 4
B. Evelyn 11 4 4 4/15 3/8 0/0 3 29 0 0 3 2 2
J. Freeman-Liberty 10 1 2 4/9 2/6 0/0 4 23 2 0 2 0 1
D. Lavender 8 2 7 1/3 1/1 5/6 1 31 1 0 4 0 2
D. Smits 4 2 0 2/5 0/0 0/0 5 8 0 0 0 1 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Fazekas 14 4 1 5/14 2/10 2/3 3 29 1 0 0 0 4
B. Evelyn 11 4 4 4/15 3/8 0/0 3 29 0 0 3 2 2
J. Freeman-Liberty 10 1 2 4/9 2/6 0/0 4 23 2 0 2 0 1
D. Lavender 8 2 7 1/3 1/1 5/6 1 31 1 0 4 0 2
D. Smits 4 2 0 2/5 0/0 0/0 5 8 0 0 0 1 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Golder 15 8 1 5/7 0/2 5/6 1 31 1 0 0 5 3
M. McMillan 7 3 0 2/5 1/2 2/2 4 26 0 0 0 2 1
J. Kiser 2 2 0 1/1 0/0 0/1 3 15 0 0 1 1 1
D. Sackey 0 0 0 0/2 0/2 0/0 0 8 0 0 1 0 0
N. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Gordon - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Bradford - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Sorolla - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Stalling - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 71 26 15 24/61 9/31 14/18 24 200 5 0 11 11 15
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Savage 25 3 2 6/11 5/9 8/10 2 37 1 0 0 2 1
T. Hollingsworth 23 9 2 9/16 3/5 2/5 2 37 3 0 1 2 7
D. Murray 11 5 3 3/8 0/0 5/5 1 26 1 0 2 4 1
J. Anderson 9 7 3 4/8 1/1 0/2 2 31 3 1 3 2 5
C. Bassey 8 6 1 2/4 0/0 4/8 3 26 0 3 4 2 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Savage 25 3 2 6/11 5/9 8/10 2 37 1 0 0 2 1
T. Hollingsworth 23 9 2 9/16 3/5 2/5 2 37 3 0 1 2 7
D. Murray 11 5 3 3/8 0/0 5/5 1 26 1 0 2 4 1
J. Anderson 9 7 3 4/8 1/1 0/2 2 31 3 1 3 2 5
C. Bassey 8 6 1 2/4 0/0 4/8 3 26 0 3 4 2 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Smith 4 2 0 2/3 0/0 0/0 4 12 0 0 2 0 2
M. Nelson 2 4 1 1/1 0/0 0/1 3 14 0 0 0 1 3
D. Banton 1 1 0 0/0 0/0 1/2 2 10 0 0 1 0 1
J. Ohmer 0 0 1 0/2 0/2 0/0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0
M. Horton 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
L. Bearden - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Diagne - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Murphy - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Gambrell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 83 37 13 27/53 9/17 20/33 19 202 8 4 13 13 24